Archdiocesan & National Coming Events (updated as of December 1, 2016)

carols-at-the-cathedral-2016-imageSunday, December 4: St Caecilia’s Choir will hold its annual Carol Service on at 7.30pm at St John the Evangelist Chapel, ANU. Acton, ACT.  The carol service features renaissance polyphony, Gregorian chant and carols for choir and congregation. Enquiries: Maria Henry on (02) 6249 6278 or email

Thursday, December 8: ‘Carols at the Cathedral’ with St Christopher’s Cathedral Choir and children from St Thomas More Primary School, brass and organ from 7.30pm. All welcome to come and join in song and prayer.

Saturday, December 10: Kaleidoscope Christmas concert in support of HOME at the Queanbeyan Uniting Church, Rutledge Street at 2pm. Tickets at the door.  Tickets at the door; adults $15, concession $10, afternoon tea included. For more information contact Viv Arnold (02) 6166 0187 or Reg Halliburton on (02) 6297 1859.

Saturday, December 10: AMICUS group are having their Christmas Party at Tricia’s from 7pm. For more information contact Tricia on (02) 6288 4070.

Sunday, December 11: Sacred Heart Church, Mary Help of Christians Parish, South Woden (Pearce ACT) is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary of consecration with 1000 Mass. Archbishop Christopher Prowse will be the main celebrant and the Mass will be followed by a catered luncheon (no cost) in the Sacred Heart Primary School hall. All foundation, past and current parish members are invited to attend and share in our celebrations. Registration for the luncheon is essential at the Parish Office ( or 6286 1908) by 2 December 2016. Historic pictures may also be loaned through the Parish Office.

Saturday, December 31: The Marian Movement of Priests invites you and your friends to the 10th annual New Year’s Eve Prayer Vigil at St John the Apostle Church Holt, from 8.30pm until midnight. Includes the Rosary, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Supper. For more information contact Judy or Joe Mewburn on (02) 6254 6202.

Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1: New Year’s Eve Adoration Vigil is on again this year! Join Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St Peter Chanel’s Church, Weston Street, Yarralumla ACT for a night of adoration, rosary, praise and worship and quiet reflection from 7:30pm Saturday, December 31, 2016 until 6am Sunday, January 1, 2017. All welcome! For more information, call / SMS: Susanna 0419 902 293.

Wednesday, February 23 to Saturday, February 26: New Evangelisation will be at the National Youth Ministry Equipping School at the John Paul II Polish Centre. More information available early in 2017.

Saturday, February 25: National Day of Prayer and Fasting – pray and fast for our nation with other Christians across Australia!  Come and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament from 10 am til 4pm at St Peter Chanel’s Church, Weston St, Yarralumla ACT. Archbishop Christopher Prowse will give a talk about prayer at 11am, and the day will include praise and worship, rosary, quiet reflection, scripture readings and intercessory prayer. For more information, call/SMS: Neda 0415 266 019 or Susanna 0419 902 293.

Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27: CSYMA iWitness Student Conference at the John Paul II Polish Centre. More information available early in 2017.

Thursday, April 13 (Holy Thursday) to Sunday, April 16 (Easter Sunday): Light To The Nations event run by the Disciples of Jesus community at Chevalier College Bowral. Camping and other accommodation options available. Register by emailing and for more information go to or call 0432 228 250.